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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.197 fol. 57v

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Christ: Presentation -- Simeon, nimbed, stands behind draped altar, holding with draped hands nude Christ Child (no nimbus). Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with hands joined, stands on other side of altar. In background, Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holds basket and Anna the Prophetess holds candle.
Before cloth of honor, Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, is seated holding swaddled (?) Christ Child, rays as nimbus.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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